Great Britons: George Orwell – The Author of Animal Farm and 1984 – Two Seminal Books of 20th Century Literature

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George Orwell was the pen-name of Eric Arthur Blair, a novelist, journalist and social critic. His most famous books, Animal Farm and 1984 are prophetic visions at a dystopian authoritarian future. He is remembered for his clear prose, opposition to … [Read more...]

Jane Austen on Film: The Top 10 Best Filmed Adaptations of Jane Austen’s Novels – Which is Your Favorite?

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By Janna Wong Healy Editor's Note: This is another guest article written by Janna Wong Healy. She previously wrote Top 10 Most Swoon-worthy British Film & TV Scenes. It is a testament to Jane Austen’s observational sensibilities, wit and … [Read more...]

Great Britons: Charles Dickens – Everything You Need to Know about The Greatest Writer of the Victorian Era

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Charles John Huffam Dickens was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's most well-known fictional characters and is generally regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian period. During his life, his works enjoyed … [Read more...]

Guest Long Read: Victorian Spooks – Charles Dickens and the Art of a Good Ghost Story

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It’s that time of year again – time to round up your fainthearted friends, flick off the lights and frazzle their nerves with the best ghost story you can muster. But before you shine a flashlight up your face and start bleating out another generic … [Read more...]

Brit Books: Mr. Darcy’s Guide to Courtship: The Secrets of Seduction from Jane Austen’s Most Eligible Bachelor

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  It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife. In Mr. Darcy’s Guide to Courtship: The Secrets of Seduction from Jane Austen's Most Eligible Bachelor, the prideful and … [Read more...]